The first set of the College Football Playoff rankings were initially set to be released on November 17, but like most things in college football currently, everything is fluid. With the B1G and Pac-12 both getting on board to play this fall, albeit late, the committee has decided to push the first set of rankings back one week to November 24.
“Now that we know all conferences’ starting dates, this change will allow the committee to analyze another week of games,” Hancock told ESPN. “There will be four rankings before Selection Day. The committee members have been studying teams and watching video, and I know they’re looking forward to rolling up their sleeves and getting together.”
Fact is, this doesn’t really have much impact on anything. It doesn’t matter where you are in those first set of rankings, only where you are in the final set just after the conference championships.